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Repatriation ‘procedures’ for domestics completed

Workers housed in Jleeb shelter

KUWAIT CITY, April 18: The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), represented by the Labor Protection Sector and Labor Relations Department, has completed the repatriation procedures for most of the domestic workers who stayed in the workers’ shelter in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area, with only 30 female domestic workers of different nationalities left to complete procedures for returning to their home countries.

The source said there were 430 female domestic workers in the shelter, affirming that the authority succeeded in finalizing voluntary return procedures for 400 of these workers after ensuring they received their full dues from their employers before their trip back home.

The source confirmed there are direct instructions from Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqeel, Director General of the authority Ahmed Al-Mousa, and his deputy for Labor Protection Sector Dr Mubarak Al-Azmi to speed up the repatriation of all female domestic workers in the shelter, in coordination with the ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs.

On the other hand, the sudden inspection campaigns carried out by the Joint Quartet Committee – led by PAM with representatives from the ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs and Kuwait Municipality as members – from April 4-10, resulted in the arrest of 350 violating migrant workers and the closure of 21 establishments in four governorates.

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